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Hot Corner Positional Rankings: Shortstop

These are the 2013 Baseball Hot Corner positional rankings for qualified shortstops. All end of season positional rankings are for qualified players only. Rankings are determined based off of a player’s end of season statistics including overall team success throughout the 2012-13 MLB season. Baseball Hot Corner 2012-13 MLB Qualified Shortstop Rankings: 1)  Troy Tulowitzki –...
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Colorado Rockies: Lessons from 2013

Amidst the hype of the NFL playoffs the baseball season looms. With Spring Training only a month and change off, the baseball buzz is slowly returning. For the Colorado Rockies, 2014 will be surrounded in excitement. An offseason full of transactions generates high expectations for Rockies fans. So what can we expect from Colorado in 2014? While it is still too early to tell just...
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Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez has emergency appendectomy in Denver

Colorado Rockies slugger Carlos Gonzalez is recovering from an emergency appendectomy after intense stomach pain sent him to a Denver hospital Friday night. The news was first reported on Gonzalez's Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. Gonzalez won a Gold...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Gonzalez undergoes emergency appendectomy

Colorado Rockies cornerstone star Carlos Gonzalez had a medical emergency on Friday night, having to be rushed to the hospital for an appendectomy.  According to his official (media) Twitter account, he is recovering and there were no complications. Carlos González was operated for appendicitis last night in Denver, presented a strong stomach pain and went to the emergency… —...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Gonzalez undergoes emergency appendectomy

The Colorado Rockies are counting on Carlos Gonzalez for a lot this season. That is especially true given the fact that they are moving him to center field full time, pending a surprise performance from Drew Stubbs in spring training. CarGo’s health was already a top story for the Rockies entering 2014. He missed the bulk of the second half of 2013 with a lingering finger injury...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Betancourt wants to pitch for Rockies or retire

getty images It’s Colorado or bust for relief pitcher Rafael Betancourt. “If I pitch again, it will be with the Rockies. I can’t see myself anywhere else at this point in my career.” the pitcher told the Denver Post. Now 38, Betancourt is trying to return from surgery after tearing his right elbow ligament on Aug. 22 Betancourt will visit Dr. James Andrews next week and should...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #172: Nolan Arenado | 3B | COL

I’ve been in one fantasy league with the same group of guys for over a decade now. Prior to the 2012 season, we replaced one of our league managers, and the new guy took over a pretty awful team. Given our moderately deep keeper rules (we keep 12 people per season), he didn’t have enough solid talent on his roster to come up with a competitive roster of players entering the draft...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort pleads guilty to DUI

Colorado Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. The Tribune (http://bit.ly/1bE2Pcm) reported that Monfort entered the plea on Friday in his hometown of Greeley and was sentenced to two years of probation. Monfort was arrested on Nov. 5 after police say he was pulled over and found to be driving with a breath alcohol concentration...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Roy Halladay dresses up like Jamie Moyer for 1980s-themed costume party

@kmo50Moyer Fallin in love with 1986 #49 @Cubs thanks Roy and Brandi for the tribute #80scostume pic.twitter.com/yb0Oi7gBmC— Jamie Moyer (@jmo50Moyer) December 30, 2013Recently retired pitcher Roy Halladay appears to be enjoying his newfound freedom as evidenced by this photo showing him dressed up as fellow retired pitcher Jamie Moyer for a 1980s-themed costume party.According...
Via Bush League Chronicle
12 days ago  |  Discuss

30 Days of Baseball: Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies had their problems this season with short outings from their starting rotation, even though the starters were generally better than expected. Also, with situational hitting outages, especially on the road, and shaky bullpen performances. The Rockies went into the last off-season not being able to count on anyone for the rotation, but will return next year with...

Return to relevance: the Colorado Rockies offseason

For a team that has finished last in the NL West two consecutive years, the Colorado Rockies don’t have much to lose. Perhaps it is the nothing-left-to-lose mentality that has fueled their flurry of offseason transactions. Colorado has turned the page and finally created the appearance of a franchise looking to return to playoff baseball. The Rockies recently acquired Franklin...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings yield plenty of activity for Colorado Rockies, team comes home better

The Rockies were unexpectedly very active at the winter meetings.At the end of the day, the Colorado Rockies came home from the Winter Meetings in Orlando as a better team.That isn't to say that anyone is so excited about the moves that they are grabbing their cell phones, checking odds and placing bets on sites like MLB Mobile Spreads would be a huge exaggeration. However...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Trading Drew Pomeranz was the right move for the Colorado Rockies

The Rockies acquired Brett Anderson for Drew Pomeranz.The chorus from Colorado Rockies fans is growing louder. The grumbling has hit a new level. Fans want Dan O'Dowd and the rest of the front office removed from 20th & Blake.The front office deserves plenty of criticism, and I have certainly been vocal in my opinion that change is extremely necessary. However, the trade...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Morneau signs with Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies have inked first baseman Justin Morneau to a 2-year $13 million contract. In today’s game with the huge dollar contracts being thrown around, this represents a solid value move by the Rockies. Morneau is coming off a season where he batted .259/.323/.411 with 17 homers and 77 RBI. Considering the New York Mets paid $7 million for Chris Young who hit .200, ...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Older lady hilariously photobombs proposal at Rockies game

A young man at a recent Colorado Rockies game proposed to his girlfriend and brought a professional photographer along for the ride. It was a touching moment, as the man’s girlfriend said yes and everyone in the surrounding area was overcome with the cuteness. Everyone except for an angry ol’ grandma, that is. The elderly woman flipping the bird in the foreground of the above...
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September 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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